Music Library Organization

Discussion in 'iPod' started by ThaQuest, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. ThaQuest macrumors newbie

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    Why does iTunes/iPod/iPhone break up my albums into seperate folders? For example, if there are featured guests on a song, it will create an entire new folder. This is really annoying when scrolling through albums and artists on my iPhone. How can I change this so that one album has one folder?

    Thanks!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Leave the Artist field as it is, but use the "Album Artist" field, using the same name for each song.
     
  3. ThaQuest thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How can I do this? In the preferences? I looked but could not find anything.

    Thanks!
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Highlight the whole album in iTunes, Apple+I, then edit the Album Artist field.
     
  5. ThaQuest thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I was aware of this. But I have thousands of albums. To do this for each one is more time that I care to spend. There's got to be another way...one setting to change that will affect all files?
     
  6. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    You only have to do it for albums that contain songs by multiple artists
     
  7. ThaQuest thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Which is only just about every album in my collection. I love Apple, but in this respect (splitting up the albums into separate folders) they are retarded. Frustrated...
     
  8. -Noodles macrumors regular

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    the problem I'm having is that even when inputing the album artist, when i organize by album artist I still get certain albums split into multiples with a few tracks for each, even though they should all be under one album picture.

    Any suggestions?:confused:
     

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